Skin Conditions

Razor Bumps

Characteristics:

  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) develop from shaving in people with curly hair and is particularly common among African American males.
  • During routine shaving, razors cut hairs into sharp points similar to spears, which pierce and grow back into the skin causing inflammation, a foreign body reaction and eventually hard bumps that are keloids.

Suggested Treatment:

  • While a cure is to let the beard grow long, it is not a viable option for most people. Instead, laser hair removal has proven a very effective tool for long-term solution.

Recommended Products:

  • MD Forte Glycare cleansing gel and lotion

Facial Capillaries/ Facial Redness

Characteristics:

  • Facial Telangiectasias are abnormally dilated blood vessels associated with a number of diseases. They may develop anywhere within the body but can be easily seen in the skin. Facial telangiectasias are associated with age, sun exposure or alcohol use.

Suggested Treatment:

  • Lasers

Wrinkles/ Anti-Aging

Characteristics:

  • When aging and excessive sunlight exposure catches up to our skin, we develop facial lines, discoloration and sagging skin. Several lasers and laser-like devices can be used to tighten up skin tissue without going under the knife. Fillers such as Restylane® can be used for contouring and filling deeper facial lines. Botox® can also be utilized in smoothing out facial lines such as frown, smile and forehead lines.

Suggested Treatment:

  • Restylane®
  • BOTOX®
  • Lasers and laser-like devices
  • Thermage®

Recommended Products:

  • Kinerase C6 peptide
  • TNS recovery complex
  • MD forte skin rejuvenation cream II and III

Brown Spots

Characteristics:

  • Brown Spots/Age Spots Age spots are flat brown-black spots that usually occur in sun-exposed areas on the body. Age spots are sometimes called brown spots or liver. The increased pigmentation of age spots is brought on by aging, exposure to sun or to other forms of ultraviolet lights. All brown spots should be properly evaluated by a dermatologist to ensure that any suspicious brown spots are properly treated with appropriate medical intervention.

Suggested Treatment:

  • Lasers

Recommended Products:

  • Solage

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